The Best Cat Toys Compared

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Looking for the best cat toys for your pet can be a challenge. There are lots of options on the market but which one is right for your feline friend? We’ve taken a look at some of the simplest toys out there and reviewed their pros and cons. Take a look!


Cat Charmer Wand by Cat Dancer

The Cat Charmer Wand is colorful and a lot of fun.

Cat Charmer Wand

What We Like:

  • It’s made in the USA.
  • It’s very inexpensive.
  • It offers great exercise for your cat.
  • The colorful fabric makes it easy for cats to get excited and involved.
  • The wand is made from polycarbonate – a strong, durable material.
  • Can be used by cats of all ages.

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Since a cat could potentially get caught up in this toy if left unsupervised, it does require interaction from the pet owner. This makes it less than ideal for pet owners who want cat toys to leave with their pets when they’re out of the house.
  • The material can get stuck in a cat’s claws.

Paw-DividerSkitter Critters Cat Toy Catnip Mice

There’s a lot to love about the Cat Toy Catnip Mice from Skitter Critters but it’s got a few things we’re not crazy about too.

What We Like:

  • They come with pure catnip.

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  • They’re the perfect size for cats to play with or carry in their mouths.
  • Catnip is a great addition because it gives them a burst of energy initially but then settles them down.
  • The fiberfill is made from 100% recycled materials. In this case, it’s plastic – which is durable and doesn’t hold germs.

What We Didn’t Like:

  • These toys are made in China. This isn’t a concern for everyone but for those worried about recent recalls of toys and pet food, it may be an issue.
  • These shouldn’t be left alone with your cats. They’re too large for most cats to swallow but some can. It’s possible for them to choke so keep an eye on your cats at all times.

Paw-DividerCat Cozie Kickeroo Catnip Toy by Kong

Made by one of the best companies to sell pet toys, the Cat Cozie Kickeroo Catnip Toy is a toy worth considering.

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What We Like:

  • The included catnip is made in North America.
  • They work both as toys and as comfort items.
  • They make a crinkly sound that encourages cats to play.
  • These toys help encourage cats to wrestle and kick their hind legs – both of which are great for exercising.

What We Don’t Like:

  • There’s no way to open up this toy, which means once the catnip is gone it’s gone.
  • There are several colors and types available but you can’t choose which one you get.

Paw-DividerOur Recommendation

Which of these toys did we like best? Put simply: all of them! They’re all affordable and promise hours of fun for your cats. Who says you have to get just one?


Last update on 2017-08-19 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API